Milestone man Mitch Wallis is looking forward to playing his 150th AFL game this week.
But his focus is crystal clear on what is at stake.
The Bulldogs will head to Cairns needing a win to against the in-form Fremantle Dockers to play finals footy.
And the 27-year-old won’t allow himself to drift down memory lane with what’s at stake on Sunday afternoon.
“Not yet – I’m not going to do much reflecting until after the season
“We’ve still got a job to do and it’s a really important week for the footy club because there’s a lot riding on this weekend.
“We’re going to treat this weekend like a final.”
That has essentially been the mindset for the Bulldogs over the past month.
They’ve won four of their past five – against Adelaide, Melbourne, West Coast and Hawthorn – around a narrow loss to Geelong.
“There’s a few results that have gone our way, but at the end of the day we’ve had to win the games that we’ve played in (to be in the finals hunt),” Wallis said.
“We won a close one against the Eagles and did well against Hawthorn.
“Fremantle are going really well, they’ve proven that – they’ve beaten some sides in the run towards the end of the year.
“We’re going to have to be at our best, but it’s in our control and I look forward to that challenge.”